A bunch of BP gas station owners are trying to revert back to the Amoco name, which was bought by BP, hoping to attract customers as some stations have seen a 40 percent drop in sales since the oil spill.
BP stations across the country have been targets of public anger, protests and sign alterations. And that's bad news for the 11,300 BP gas stations in America. Many owners now want to revert back to Amoco, according to the executive director of BP Amoco Marketers Association, John Kleine. He told The Sunday Telegraph, "They are interested in where the brand is going, and want it to be returned to its premier place."
It's still not known if that is even a possibility, but Klein says the issue will probably come up at the distributor's annual meeting in October, which will be attended by top BP executives. But for now, the owners are pleading with the public. One station owner in Alabama, Savita Kakadia two weeks ago told reporters, "BP doesn't own this station, I do."